Russian Federation: Torture and forced "confessions" in detention : executive summary
This document is the executive summary of EUR 46/056/2006. Torture in police custody and pre-trial detention is a fact across Russia. The country is failing both its international and national obligations to protect its citizens. This summary refers to context; safeguards circumvented; little effective investigation, weak or obstructed monitoring mechanisms and concludes with key recommendations to the Russian authorities.